Monday, June 29, 2015

Our Book Club List

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, marked our first ever Book Club meeting!  It was held at Linda's house and we discussed our read for the month, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.

It was different from what most of us were used to reading, but enjoyable nonetheless.  The story follows a poor Indian villager who acts as a driver and servant for a wealthy Indian family.  It offered an interesting glimpse into the rapidly changing economic situation in India. We enjoyed a lively conversation and authentic Indian food at this meeting.

Since that time we have read the following books:

1. Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
2. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
3. Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
4. Irma Voth by Miram Toews
5. The Book Club by Mary Alice Munroe
6. Tracks by Robyn Davidson
7. The Little Old Lady Who Broke all the Rules by Catherina Ingelman-Sundberg
8. Bury your Dead by Louise Penny
9. Wicked by Gregory Magurie
10. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
11. The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
12. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
13. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
14. The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski
15. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Hadden
17. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
18. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
19. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
20. Readers Choice – any book by Steve Berry
21. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
22. Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany
23. We'll Meet Again by Mary Higgins Clark
24. Peony in Love by Lisa See
25. Readers Choice – any biography
26. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
27. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows
28. Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor
29. What The Psychic Told The Pilgrim by Jane Christmas
30. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
31. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
32. The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre
33. Selected Stories by Alice Munro
34. Smoke by Elizabeth Ruth
35. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
36. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
37. Ascension by Nadine Lalonde

This list is not in the order that we read the books.  After four years of Book Club we had to put our heads together to try to remember all of the titles, but I think we got them all.

We are currently taking a break for the summer and we will meet again in September.  Our pick for September's meeting is Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese.  It is a tale of rags to riches, of trust and redemption.

An award-winning writer, Richard Wagamese is one of Canada’s foremost Native authors and storytellers. Working as a professional writer since 1979, he’s been a newspaper columnist /reporter, radio/ television broadcaster and producer, documentary producer and the author of twelve titles (as of 2012) from major Canadian publishers. 

We would love if you read along with us!  Why not make this book one of your summer reads.  Then you can share your views with us by commenting on our blog in the fall.  I hope you enjoy it!

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